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Old 05-05-2004, 02:04 AM   #1
Kilahchris
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Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules


Im a lil new to redhat 9

I tried installing a driver for my pci wireless card

and i get this ever when i try to run depmod -a

Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtl8180_24x.o

what does this error mean and is my driver installed? and if it is how can i tell, (I am not near an access point yet)
 
Old 05-05-2004, 02:24 AM   #2
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i'd be inclined to say no it's not installed.

now that kernel is a wee bit dated, so i'd be inclined to say, update that first, 2.4.25 i think is the latest, and 2.6.5 is up there as well ... and 2.6.5 is great, better than 2.6.4 i feel, definitely more stable. But i digress

when you update the kernel, check if there is a driver that comes with the kernel, or else follow the instructions again ....

where did you get the driver from? because if kernel level module version checking is enabled, then it's not going to work unless the driver was compiled for that kernel.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 04:31 AM   #3
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i got the driver from realtek.com
however im not sure if it is installed. harwarebrowser is reporting that my ethernet card and my wireless pci card are both /dev/eth

and when i go internet configuration gui (redhat 9 2.4.20-31.9) it reports my wireless card as an ethernet card with the ethernet logo instead of the wireless logo.


i ran iwconfig and this is what it reports

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 0
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 15.
Some things may be broken...

wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"aptest2"
NWID:off/any Channel:0 Access Point: FF:BF:07:00:01:00
Bit Rate:1Mb/s Tx-Power:2346 dBm Sensitivity=0/0
Retry:on RTS thr:2346 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management1Mb/s:on



I dont know if this means the driver is installed an im just not picking up an access point. which is understandble because i am not near one yet??? or is my wireless card not installed.

The driver complained when i invoked the insmod -f rtl8180_24v.o
it said something about tainted module???

i then ran the make command and it compiled without any errors

I then ran make install and it copied the rtl8180_24v.o module to the /libs/kernel/driver/net/wireless folder

however when i restart my computer it kudzu tries to configure it to internet and then complains that the device doesnt seem to be present?


and also depmod complains about symbols ?

Last edited by Kilahchris; 05-05-2004 at 04:37 AM.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 04:21 AM   #4
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i think that means it's not recognizing it as a wireless device. As such it might not be accessing the wireless functions.

But then again, should linux be doing that??

regardless of what your pointing device is, it's modular and what it tells the OS, has little to do with the number of rotations the ball makes, or whatever the light sensor picks up.

Sorry mate, dunno enough about wireless in that regard.

But there are a few forums on here where they are dealling with that particular card.
I guess it isn't a good sign others are also having issues. But then that could be a good sign, that you're not making a mistake
 
  


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